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Mary Harris

Host and Managing Editor, Health

Mary Harris appears in the following:

Why is Healthcare So Expensive? We Ask an Expert

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Healthcare costs are staggering in the U.S. — is there anything you can do about it? Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an architect of the ACA, talks about how we can be smarter healthcare consumers.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.

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Putting Care Back in the ICU

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Does a more humane hospital equal a safer one? That’s a question Johns Hopkins is grappling with — and Dr. Peter Pronovost believes the answer is yes.

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Let's Talk About Death

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bishop Gwendolyn Phillips Coates is on a mission. She’s a preacher in a small church in South L.A., and she’s made it her job to get her congregation prepared for the end of life.

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We're All Hearing Differently, and Here's the Proof

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

If you couldn’t stop debating whether that dress was blue and black or white and gold, check out a sort of audio version of that illusion — courtesy of neuroscientist Nina Kraus.
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Your Brain On Sound

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

When Rose was growing up, she knew she was hearing the world differently. It took her years to figure out what was happening — until she met Professor Nina Kraus.

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Listen Up! The Big Turkey in the Sky

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We're rounding out our Listen Up! project with a guide to navigating dialogue at the dinner table — just in time for Thanksgiving. 

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36 Questions That Can Lead to Love - and Happier Thanksgivings

Monday, November 23, 2015

Psychology professor Art Aron, who devised 36 questions to make couples — or anyone, really — grow closer, says showing that you're listening is just as important as listening itself.
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Listen Up! Day 5: Yes, And... !

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mastering the art of listening is also about mastering conversation. With help from the world of improv comedy, you'll learn how to take your listening skills to new heights. 

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Listen Up! Day 4: Memorize This!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

It's hard to listen if you've already forgotten what someone has said. The good news? There are creative ways to work on your memory. 

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Listen Up! Day 3: Take a Breather

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

So often we scramble to fill up silence in conversations. But the best listeners know when others just need to be heard. 

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When Everyone's Talking and No One Is Listening

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

No matter how well you can hear, you can still be a bad listener. Mary Harris, host and managing editor of Only Human, discusses ways to become a better listener.

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Listen Up! Day 2: Mirror, Mirror

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

While we don't literally listen to body language, there's a lot of information you can get and communicate without words. Grab a partner and take a few minutes for a mirror game.

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Listen Up! Day 1: Face-to-Face

Monday, November 16, 2015

What happens when you have your conversations in person? You listen! 

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Exploring Hearing Loss in American Life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Around 20 percent of Americans over age 12 have some hearing loss. Why do so few of us get tested, or treated? 

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Dreaming of a Deaf Utopia

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

As a kid, Marvin Miller dreamed of starting an all-sign language town — a place where deaf would be the norm. Then, ten years ago, he found the land to build it. 

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A Deaf Composer Holds Out for Science

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Jay is a musician who has been losing his hearing over the past several decades. Now he must decide whether participating in an experimental treatment is worth the potential risks. 

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Who Are You Calling 'Inspiring'?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

At 24, Max Ritvo has a lot going for him. He's a gifted poet, comic, and new husband. But he's also a cancer patient whose prognosis isn't good.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.

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Your Sanity or Your Kidneys

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jaime Lowe started taking lithium when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 17. But now the drug that has kept her sane for more than 20 years is also making her sick.

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